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Westin Seattle South Tower

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Identification

Westin Seattle South Tower
119421

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
curtain wall
modernism

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • Opened as Washington Plaza Hotel June 29, 1969.
  • The Westin Seattle is two circular towers (1969/1982) and combine for 87 floors. Westin, headquartered in Seattle, has a Corporate office tower nearby taller than Westin I but shorter than Westin II.
  • Seattle' grandest theater, the Orpheum, sat on the corner of Stewart and Westlake from 1927 to the 1960's; razed to build the south tower.
  • To speed construction, the steel was fabricated into 3-story high column trees.
  • The original tower is exactly 96 feet in diameter.
  • The structure is unusual in that the there are no radial beams in the two outside of three concentric steel rings; rather, they are tied together by the 6 inch concrete slabs that form the floors.
  • Local nickname: the Curling Irons.

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Location

1900S Fifth Avenue
500 Stewart Street
1900 Fifth Avenue
98101
Seattle
Washington
U.S.A.

Technical Data

396.98 ft
396.98 ft
9.25 ft
40
2
Jun 1967
Jun 1969
1997
5

Involved Companies


John Graham & Associates

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